American Jewish World Service: Study Tour to Mexico
September 22 – 28, 2024
The main program begins on September 22 in Mexico City and ends on September 28 in Oaxaca. Arrival and departure flights are booked by travelers independently. Here are our recommended arrival and departure times:
- Sunday, September 22, 2024: Arrive at Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) in Mexico City by the afternoon. The check-in time at your hotel is at 3:00 pm and the Study Tour will kick off with an Opening Session at 4:00 pm followed by a Welcome Dinner.
- Saturday, September 28, 2024: Depart from the Oaxaca Xoxocotlán International Airport in Oaxaca (OAX) anytime.
While the program begins on September 22, please let us know if you would like to arrive earlier and we would be happy to assist with pre-trip arrangements. We are also able to extend your room reservation (pending availability) in Oaxaca if you would like to stay after the main program.
Flight Booking Assistance: If you would like assistance booking your flights, please contact Fiona (firstname.lastname@example.org) to introduce you to a flight booking specialist.
Please note that your participation in the program is contingent on your ability to be covered under AJWS’s international medical and evacuation insurance policy.
American Jewish World Service’s policies are with Cigna and Global Rescue. Cigna health plans cover medically necessary claims related to infectious diseases and medical conditions per the terms of the health plan. Cigna health plans do not contain an exclusion for COVID-19 specifically or for pandemics more generally. Global Rescue provides relocation/evacuation services, as well as medical emergency services. In both cases, they will coordinate their own teams with those of local resources to assist in an emergency, and will coordinate with AJWS’s and an individual’s insurance carriers to manage coverage for whatever need arise. If you have or are purchasing additional insurance, please email us a copy, and if you have question about AJWS coverage please reach out to Andy Myhrum at email@example.com or via his direct line (212) 792-2872.
Elevate Destinations highly recommends travelers purchase supplemental travel insurance with Cancel for Any Reason level of coverage insurance. Please note that all Cancel for Any Reason insurance policies are time sensitive and require purchase within 1 to 21 days of making a payment for your trip. Elevate Destinations recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs and inquire with providers about “cancel for any reason” insurance.
Below are two insurance brokers that Elevate Destinations recommends.
- Dan Drennan, Travel Insurance Center (travel insurance broker)
- Yonder Insurance
Phone number: 855-358-6433 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM CT)
For U.S. passport holders, please make sure your passport is current and valid for at least 6 months beyond your trip departure date. Your passport should have at least 2 blank pages for the entry and exit stamps, or more if you are visiting several countries on this trip. Please note that the last two amendment pages are not acceptable for visas and immigration stamps.
Note that U.S. passport holders are not required to obtain a visa to enter Mexico for stays up to 180 days.
Please upload a scanned copy of the first page (photo page) of your passport to this secureDropbox Folder.
If your passport expires before then, you will need to renew your passport. We recommend using A1 Passport & Visa Services. To do so, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you are working with Elevate Destinations on your travel arrangements.
*To minimize the safety and security risk for AJWS’s staff and grantee partners, individuals who are traveling internationally with AJWS are asked to follow the procedures below when obtaining a visa to travel to India. This applies for visas that are obtained in advance through the internet or consulate. Please be sure to read the visa requirements very carefully before applying as they do change from time to time. If you have any questions about your visa application process, please reach out to AJWS staff or Fiona (email@example.com) at Elevate Destinations.
- Reference name: Mohan Narayanaswamy
- Telephone number: +91 981-1039-238
- Address: Travel Scope India Private Limited, 216 Qutab Plaza, DLF City Phase – 1, Gurgaon, Haryana 122002 India
- Reference name: Fiona Mokry
- Telephone number: +1 (508) 618-1354
- Address: Elevate Destinations, PO Box 480, Chilmark MA 02535, USA